The University NMR Facility was first established as an Inter-Faculty operation with its first spectrometer with a superconducting magnet, in 1982. It is now located within the purpose-built Analytical Centre, housed in the Chemical Sciences Building (F10), and equipped to an international standard with state-of-the art instruments: Seven which can measure solutions, two which can measure solids and soft matter, and one which can measure electron magnetic resonance. We also have a computer room for off-line data processing and archiving.
We specialise in the analysis of materials and bio-materials using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR and EPR).
Other capabilities within the facility:
- Analysis of polymers
- Quantitative analysis of pesticides, herbicides and pharmaceuticals (qNMR)
- Analysis of clay minerals, cement (solid state NMR)
- Quality control of simple organics
- Analysis of carbon materials
- Structural elucidation
- Diffusion NMR
- Multinuclear NMR